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Navy jet considered ‘beyond repair’ returns to flight 5 years after mid-air collisionGhosts and zombies are not the only things returning from the grave this Halloween. Almost exactly five years after colliding with another aircraft in a training mission, a Navy fighter jet thought to be beyond repair has returned to the skies in a significant accomplishment for the service’s aircraft maintainers. “It was truly amazing to watch the entire Naval Aviation Enterprise team come together to get this much-needed asset back up to flight status,” said Capt. David Harris, commodore of… (www.msn.com) More...
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Any aircraft can be rebuilt as long as you have enough time money and the data plate
The A-10 story… Capt. Devries gets the Distinguished Flying Cross for making a gear up landing? YGTBSM
I’d fly it…
wondering what Northrop Grumman's role in the resurrection was?
Likely none. The engineers that designed that airframe are all long since retired.
Just to be clear, the EA-18 Growler is by Boeing. The EA-6B Prowler was by Grumman now Northrop Grumman.
? There's 33 people in that photo. If each worked 8 hour shifts on that aircraft, that's just over 7 days of work.